What’s New With ScriptCheck?

by Lindsey Amaya on November 17, 2015

ScriptCheck webinar

We are committed to providing you with the tools you need for a more precise underwriting process. Utilizing our prescription history profiling tool, ScriptCheck®, will help you build a more complete applicant profile, identify potential red flags and order any necessary additional requirements earlier in the process. Join us for a one-hour, live webcast as Strategic Product Owner, Stacy Steuart, unveils the new features now available in ScriptCheck and shares best practices from insurers who are getting the most from this tool.

You will learn:

  • How to improve your hit rate
  • How to determine if an applicant is following their maintenance drug plans as prescribed
  • How to predict potential diseases

Additionally, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker, Jennifer Thoreson. Jennifer joins us from RGA and is their Director of Underwriting Services. She will walk you through the new advanced scoring that is designed for the Final Expense products and market.

Join us:

When: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 1:00 pm CST
Who should attend: Chief underwriters and staff, Chief Operating Officers, New Business teams, Product development, Product actuaries

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Meet your presenters

Stacy Steuart
Strategic Product Owner, ExamOne

Stacy Steuart, Strategic Product Owner, joined the ExamOne team when we acquired MedPoint from OptumInsight. In her current role, Stacy owns our prescription history profiling tool, ScriptCheck, and works with other stakeholders to define the strategy for this database. She started her career at Genworth Financial and has been a part of the insurance industry for 25 years, holding several leadership roles. She still lives in Lynchburg Virginia and works from her home when she is not out building relationship with our clients and data vendors or working with the leadership team at the home office lab in Lenexa.  She owns the strategy for our ScriptCheck product.

Jennifer Thoreson
Director, Underwriting Services, RGA

Jennifer Thoreson, Director in Underwriting Services, has been with RGA Reinsurance Company since 2004. Prior to entering the reinsurance business with RGA, she worked as an underwriter for several different life insurance companies. In her years with RGA she has worked on a variety of underwriting innovations. Most recently, Jennifer worked on RGA’s Final Expense Rx Scoring System. She is also a member of RGA’s Underwriting Manual Review Committee. Jennifer is a registered nurse and has more than 30 years of insurance and reinsurance experience in health and life insurance underwriting. She has an Associate, Academy of Life Underwriting and has completed 8 LOMA exams.

Ask The Experts: A1c Testing

by Betsy Sears on November 17, 2015

betsy headshotWhat occurs physiologically in the body when one has diabetes? 

The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy.  Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.

In type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children and young adults, the body does not produce insulin.

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

Is A1c affected by pre-analytic conditions such as heat and time?

No, A1c is stable for the life of the purple top at the lab – 28 days.

Are there any factors that could affect the interpretation of A1c results?

Yes. Any condition that shortens erythrocyte survival or decreases mean erythrocyte age (e.g. recovery from acute blood loss, hemolytic anemia) will falsely lower A1c results.  Causes of shortened erythrocyte lifetime include: hemolytic anemia or other hemolytic diseases, homozygous sickle cell trait, pregnancy, recent significant or chronic blood loss. Caution should be used when interpreting the A1c results from patients with these conditions.




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